Re: Angry Phil
posted at 6/12/2013 4:54 PM EDT
I've spoken to Phil at least once a wk for the past 6 yrs during the season. He has an ego problem, but the guy deserves some apologies over some things that were done to him. Both times he was traded they were done in very poor taste. Not to mention how the whole T-Bay fiasco unfolded for him. Harry Sinden had NOTHING to do with Phil's # getting retired. Matter of fact he was against it. It was Orr & Bucyck that went after the B's to honor Phil's #.So he has some bitterness & he's told me personally that if someone would just apologize for the way things were done he'd be forgiving, but until then screw em! Which is one of his favourite comments to make. Regardless of whether or not his feelings are right or wrong is invalid. He speaks from the heart evertime he opens his mouth. He isn't fake & he speaks honestly, whether you agree or not isn't relevant either. He was asked a question & he answered it honestly. I think it's very unfair to call him a" spolied baby" & the like just because he's not kissing 2 teams arses that didn't & haven't treated him with much respect at all.
"Why is a puck called a puck? Because Dirty little bastar d was taken!"- Marty Brodeur
Well, what can I say, it sounds like you (and Sandog) know a lot more than I do. I can't argue with anything written above because I simply don't know the facts and certainly don't know the man, so I'll retract my thoughts.
I'm just tired of hearing him rip on Boston, and more specifically the current Bruins teams, over some distant personal score. To an relative outsider, he sounds like a spoiled baby when that's all you hear.
He rips the organization Fletch, but he loves a lot of the Bruin players. He says nothing but praise for Chara, Lucic, DK & ADORES Bergeron. Remember the whole Laraque vs Lucic thing & how the Montreal media was saying Lucic was running scared? I mentioned this to him & I quote him. "PUH! Lucic isn't afraid of anybody & are you a bit surprised that those morons in Montreal would say these things?" I said no not all, but I wanted to have your input. He said. "Well, that's all I'm gonna say, because if I say anymore I probably won't be allowed back on here again. The Boston Bruins aren't afraid of anyone, especially Lucic who plays the game the right way. Why would Lucic fight someone who gets 30 seconds of ice time on most nights. And for the Canadiens to keep putting him out there to goad Lucic into a fight they're the ones who were running scared, because they know Lucic can also play hockey!"